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MSc Banking and Finance

Key facts

Duration: 12 months full-time
Starts: September
Suitable for: Management, business studies, economics, finance or accounting. Students with an outstanding degree in any subject will be considered
Admission requirements: 2:1 honours degree or equivalent
English requirements: IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each element
+44 (0) 115 951 5559

This course is taught by the UK's leading experts in banking, finance, economics, and risk who are members of the Business School's Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services. It blends banking with cutting edge finance enabling you to become an expert in bank operations and management.

You will develop an advanced understanding of how to apply financial theory and practice and key financial methods to bank management. You will encounter both internationally renowned academics and leading experts from the banking industry.

The course is ideal for you if:

  • as an undergraduate you studied management, accountancy, economics and/or finance
  • you are currently working in the financial sector and want to sharpen your banking skills
  • you're an academic/researcher in banking and finance
  • you are currently a banking practitioner in domestic, international and central world banks or work in the finance/financial markets department of an international bank and want to progress into a high level managerial position

By offering a unique opportunity to concentrate on and develop your career in this exciting, fast-paced sector, this course will give you the knowledge and skills required to make a real and immediate impact.

The Chartered Banker Institute (CBI)

The course is fully accredited by the CBI.

You will graduate with an MSc in Banking and Finance and can apply for full member status and use the designation Chartered Banker status.

Chartered Banker Institute

Presessional english for academic purposes

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs 10 and 5 week Business and Management English language and study skills courses, designed to prepare you for masters courses in the Business School.

More information can be found on the Apply page

Course structure

Please note that the following structure and modules may be subject to change.

Semester 1

Semester 2

At least one from:

#  In order to graduate with Chartered Banker Status you must choose these two modules.


12,000-15,000 word Banking and Finance dissertation


Nottingham University Business School

Jubilee Campus

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6602
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6667